CALIFORNIA YOGA RETREAT • SUMMER RETREAT
Sonoma is the perfect getaway…Incredible mix of yoga, wine tastings and delectable meals! This was the first trip I’ve really learned to savor wine, especially with meals. Thank you Gayle for teaching us how to be mindful while enjoying ourselves.
— McKenzie Zieser, USA
WINE, DINE & YOGA
Sonoma & Napa
Indulge in a little healthy hedonism in the hills of Sonoma and Napa, tasting select premium boutique wines and delicious California cuisine, along with a few special vintner experiences that you won’t find on the commercial wine trails. An intimate event for five couples, duos and friends to share the simple things in life – good food, good wine and great company!
With the tools of yoga and meditation you can enjoy a healthy dose of indulgence—
while respecting a healthy balance in mind, body and joie-di vivre!
Exotic Wine Country Getaway!
This is a fun and delicious getaway for couples or friends to enjoy time together in the beautiful California wine country — and indulge in a little ‘healthy hedonism’! Founder of Exotic Yoga Retreats, Gayle Olson will be your host on this Wine, Dine & Yoga event. Gayle will share her VIP private wine and dine experiences—and a few well-honed skills in the art of Mindful Enjoyment and Healthy Hedonism.
Our hotel for this event is the charming and intimate 6-room Ledson Hotel on the town plaza in the heart of Sonoma — perfectly situated for wandering, shopping and tasting at the many elegant and interesting in-town wineries. All rooms have king beds, bathtub and outdoor balcony or terrace. Conde Naste Traveler writes: “Remarkably, Ledson Hotell in California’s wine country feels as historic as its nineteenth-century neighbors—the landmark Sonoma Plaza, which it fronts, and the Sonoma Mission, one block away. From the inlaid-walnut floors to the ornate dentil molding, every painstaking detail recalls the era of Edith Wharton. Hotel owner Steve Ledson, known locally for the lavish 16,000-square-foot Gothic castle he designed and built for his winery’s headquarters, cut no corners in this six-room inn.
Not yet a yoga enthusiast? This wine and yoga holiday is for anyone who enjoys wine and cuisine — whether you do yoga or not! The yoga portion of this retreat is different than in other retreats. From our past experience on these short and fun-filled events, people’s level, preferences and interest in yoga varies widely. We have situated our retreat next door to a wonderful yoga studio that offers a variety of daily classes. Instead of having a set yoga program that requires people to wake early (after a night of mindful indulgence), we give you a pass to the Yoga and Pilates studio next door you choose the class time and level that suits you! If you skip the yoga and choose a walk or bike ride instead, that’s perfect — any activity that adds the healthy to the hedonism!